Wheelie bin ticketed for ‘rubbish parking’
A wheelie bin was rewarded with a ticket for badly “parking” on double yellow lines. The warden who was caught issuing the ticket is under investigation.
The absurd incident took place in the Welsh town of Carmarthen and is being examined by council officials.
Mike Jones, a salesman who lives in the area caught the warden placing the ticket on the bin, after it was “wrongly placed” on the road.
Jones told the Wales Online: “I realised I had just watched a warden give a ticket to a wheelie bin for bad parking”.
He said he saw the warden “slap the plastic ticket envelop on the bin” after a member of the public pointed out it was parked on double yellow lines.
The salesman said he “pulled in and took pictures” as soon as he saw the warden issuing the ticket.
“What’s the point of putting it on the bin?” he added.
Jones accused the warden of “bizarre behaviour”.
He also said he believed it was a “total waste” of the council’s resources and time.
Nonetheless, the Carmarthenshire County Council described this as a “humorous “and “light-hearted” incident as there was no ticket inside the wrapper.
“It is not possible to book a wheelie bin or anything that is not motorised,” said John McEvoy, the council traffic and safety manager.
“We take these kind of things very seriously and have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of this officer”, he added.
A spokesman from Biffa, the waste collection company said: “We are wheelie careful and do our best to make sure our bins are in the correct locations at all times”.